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"Life Is Strange." Image: Dontnod Entertainment

Dontnod, the developer behind "Life Is Strange" and "Tell Me Why," will allow employees in its Paris and Montreal studios to decide if they'd like to work from the office or their homes.

Why it matters: Embracing remote work reduces industry gatekeeping and grants workers more control over their careers.

  • The shift to remote work for most companies was due to the pandemic, which closed offices worldwide. However, companies are beginning to adapt how they approach offices moving forward.
  • Dontnod said that the pandemic simply accelerated these plans, however, noting that "the well-being of our employees is and has always been paramount, and [remote work] empowers all team members to work in the best possible conditions for them, according to their lifestyles and ways of working."
  • "We know that everyone has different needs and different ways of functioning, and that is why we wanted to create a program that would give everyone the freedom to choose how they want to organize their day-to-day lives," said CEO Oskar Guilbert in a prepared statement.

The big picture: The way developers are working is changing.

  • "Colleagues are now able to live and work from anywhere in France with the Paris office, or anywhere in Quebec with the Montreal office, with the same conditions and benefits as any employee," said Dontnod.
  • Companies like Ubisoft have also revised their policies; the developer announced its shift to a "hybrid" model of office and remote work in June.

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A developer's four-day workweek

"Bugsnax." Image: Young Horses

Bugsnax developer Young Horses is permanently altering its workweeks to only four days in an effort to create a healthier work-life balance at its studio.

Why it matters: The video game industry is known for intense crunch, but moving away from even 40-hour workweeks is proof that model doesn't need to be the norm.

DOJ sues American Airlines, JetBlue to block "unprecedented" alliance

Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Justice Department on Tuesday sued American Airlines and JetBlue to block an "unprecedented series of agreements" that will consolidate the two airlines' operations in Boston and New York City.

Why it matters: The civil antitrust complaint alleges that the planned Northeast Alliance (NEA) "will cause hundreds of millions of dollars in harm to air passengers across the country through higher fares and reduced choice," the DOJ said in a release.

FBI: Body identified as Gabby Petito, death ruled a homicide

A memorial dedicated to Gabby Petito near City Hall in North Port, Fla. Photo: Octavio Jones/Getty Images

A body found in Teton County, Wyoming, on Sunday was confirmed to be the remains of missing 22-year-old blogger Gabby Petito, the FBI announced Tuesday.

Driving the news: The death was ruled a homicide by the Teton County coroner's office, the FBI said. The cause of death has not been determined.